Mackenzie, BC

10°C

Rain

Mackenzie, BC

10°C

Rain

Feels Like: -
Wind: SE 13km/h
Sunrise: 4:59
Sunset: 21:36

Relative Humidity: 100%
Pressure: 101.8 kPa
Visibility: 4.0 km
Ceiling: 3400 ft

Farmzone: Mackenzie, British Columbia change_»

Special Air Quality Statement

Issued at 12:38 Friday 20 July 2018

Summary

Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring. A Smoky Skies Bulletin is continued for Central Okanagan including Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland; South Okanagan including Penticton, Summerland, Naramata, Keremenos, Oliver and Osoyoos; North Okanagan; Kinbasket including Kinbasket reservoir south of Valemount; and Yellowhead including McBride and Valemount and all communities within the southern half of the Robson Valley. A Smoky Skies Bulletin is continued for Vanderhoof and surrounding areas. In addition, the Bulletin has been expanded to include the Boundary, Arrow Lakes and Kootenay regions as forecast winds and smoke models indicate potential for smoke from Okanagan fires to be transported to these areas during the next 24 hours. There is also some indication of smoke from wildfires in eastern Washington moving north into the Kootenays. In addition, there is a wildfire burning approximately 12km northwest of Cranbrook. This Bulletin will be updated tomorrow morning. ### Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk. For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca. Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.


Rainfall Warning

Issued at 11:10 Friday 20 July 2018

Summary

Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Periods of heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms through early Saturday... A low pressure system will drift across central BC today into Alberta by Saturday morning. Organized rainbands with embedded thunderstorms will circulate around this system, impacting the BC Peace, Williston and McGregor regions. Widespread rainfall totals of 50 to 70 mm are expected by Saturday morning with the potential for higher amounts likely near Hudson's Hope and Chetwynd. Recreational areas along higher terrain and southern sections of the BC Peace including Tumbler Ridge could see total rainfall amounts exceed 70 mm. Rainfall rates associated with thunderstorms could reach 5 to 15 mm per hour. Rain will taper off Saturday morning as the system moves into Alberta. ### Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.


Rainfall Warning

Issued at 11:10 Friday 20 July 2018

Summary

Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Periods of heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms through early Saturday... A low pressure system will drift across central BC today into Alberta by Saturday morning. Organized rainbands with embedded thunderstorms will circulate around this system, impacting the BC Peace, Williston and McGregor regions. Widespread rainfall totals of 50 to 70 mm are expected by Saturday morning with the potential for higher amounts likely near Hudson's Hope and Chetwynd. Recreational areas along higher terrain and southern sections of the BC Peace including Tumbler Ridge could see total rainfall amounts exceed 70 mm. Rainfall rates associated with thunderstorms could reach 5 to 15 mm per hour. Rain will taper off Saturday morning as the system moves into Alberta. ### Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.